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Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013


29 Aug 2013 Hamburg - On Friday September 6th at 11 a.m. in the Hamburg City Hall, the Körber Foundation will present the Körber European Science Prize 2013 endowed with 750,000 euros to Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Immanuel Bloch. Hamburg's Mayor Olaf Scholz will welcome the invited guests. Ranga Yogeshwar will present the prize winner and his research project.

The 40-year-old physicist Immanuel Bloch is to be honoured for his groundbreaking work in the field of quantum simulation with ultracold atoms. In his experiments, Immanuel Bloch creates a microscopic "light crystal" from laser beams in whose "optical lattices" ultracold atoms are trapped. This quantum simulator serves as a model for the examination of fundamental quantum mechanics processes in materials such as metals.

With a quantum simulator, theoretical models of the structure of solids can be monitored accurately, among other things. Furthermore, it facilitates experiments under extreme, previously unattainable conditions in the laboratory. These insights can help in the future to develop materials with tailored quantum properties - such as new superconductors which can conduct electricity without loss.

His research opens up promising fields of application ranging from the material sciences to the realisation of a quantum computer. Immanuel Bloch has been the Scientific Director at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics since 2008 and also Professor of Quantum Optics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich since 2009.

Having studied physics in Bonn and conducted research at Stanford University, Immanuel Bloch obtained his PhD at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) working under Theodor Hänsch, who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Immanuel Bloch will present his research work on September 5th at 4 p.m. in a Körber Lecture on the subject "Probing Quantum Matter Atom-by-Atom in Artificial Crystals of Light" at the University of Hamburg.

The Körber Prize is being presented this year for the 29th time. It annually honours outstanding scientists working in Europe. The prize is awarded to excellent and innovative research projects that show great potential for possible application and international impact. Search Committees made up of experts from all over Europe look for suitable candidates on which a Trustee Committee chaired by Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society, decides.
Source: Körber Foundation

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...